Fodor's Expert Review Pagliacci's
$$$ Downtown Victoria Italian
Crowded, frenetic, and buckets of fun, this New York-meets-Victoria trattoria has trumpeted showbiz since it opened in 1979, from the signed photos of owner Howie Siegal's movie-star friends plastering the walls, to the live jazz, swing, blues, or Celtic music playing several nights a week. The tables are so tightly packed that you'll be eyeing your neighbor's food from a menu that runs from the "Mae West" (veal with artichoke hearts) to a number of à la carte fresh, handmade pastas and gluten-free rice bowls to the "Prawns Al Capone" (shell-on butterfly shrimp sautéed in butter and white wine). The fun and the food isn't set to break the bank either. Sunday brunch is equally good.
1011 Broad St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
- Live music
- Handmade pasta
- Upbeat atmosphere
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Reservations not accepted